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Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Pupils enjoy magic moments on the glass court By Squash Mad Reporter   A recent partnership established between Rackets Cubed and the Canary Wharf Squash Classic (a major event on the professional world tour) saw Rackets Cubed become the official Charity Partner to the event for 2017. This link provided a major highlight for 27 [...]

March 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

By Squash Mad Reporter   Interactive Squash is really flying high. The pop-art techno start-up, whose mission is to make squash fun with moving murals and coloured targets on the front wall, is teaming up with ASB to install a glass show court court at Munich Airport for a two-week period in April. The glass [...]

March 10, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Nicol David keen to promote women’s squash in Colombia

Nicol David keen to promote women’s squash in Colombia

Major push for the game on International Women’s Day By SEAN REUTHE   Malaysia’s eight-time world champion Nicol David is hopeful that the Ciudad de Floridablanca, which begins today on International Women’s Day, will help to promote squash in South America when it showcases some of the world’s top female squash stars. The inaugural Ciudad [...]

March 8, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Nick Taylor: Choose the right ball to help players learn and enjoy the game

Nick Taylor: Choose the right ball to help players learn and enjoy the game

Double yellows kill the game so try different colours! By NICK TAYLOR    In my opinion 90% of squash players are using the wrong ball. It drives me mad watching amateur and junior players using double yellow dots, having pointless two-shot rallies, not having to use skill, technique or tactical awareness, and coming off the court [...]

March 5, 2017 NICK TAYLOR Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 11

Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Doncaster new-build project survives funding setback to launch thriving four-court club By ROB WALLER, Joint Founder of Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club   Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club have just opened their brand new state of the art squash club and are arguably the fastest growing squash and leisure club in the UK. The Doncaster facility [...]

March 2, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 10

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

An Olympic place is key to the growth of squash says Ryan By MARK KELLY, Squash Mad Ireland Correspondent Irish squash legend Derek Ryan, a former top 10 player almost two decades ago, is back at the pinnacle of the game, having secured a contract as Lead Physiotherapist and Medical Coordinator, providing on-site treatment and advice [...]

February 13, 2017 Mark Kelly Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

WSF publish new court specifications

WSF publish new court specifications

Global update for court builders By HOWARD HARDING   The World Squash Federation has extensively updated its specifications for squash courts, featuring various new clauses and drawings. The WSF Squash Court Specifications 2017 provide an invaluable source of information for all architects, specifiers and builders, giving details of dimensions, materials and tolerances for court flooring, [...]

January 24, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Interactive Squash gets in the picture with top award

Interactive Squash gets in the picture with top award

Front wall gamers win best new product award By NATHAN CLARKE   Fun With Balls GmbH, the company behind Interactive Squash, a German-based initiative hoping to transform the sport of squash by embracing a revolutionary piece of projection technology and turn squash courts into interactive playgrounds, have claimed top honours at the ISPO BRANDNEW 2017 [...]

December 19, 2016 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Squash Squared project grows in London

Squash Squared project grows in London

Wimbledon Club hosts urban squash programme to help kids from Battersea By a Special Correspondent   The Squash Squared Cup on Saturday 10th December this year is a wonderful opportunity for squash fans to help support a team that raises money for the most socially and economically disadvantaged children in London and gives them the chance to [...]

December 8, 2016 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Countdown to the Scottish Junior Open

Countdown to the Scottish Junior Open

Young stars descend on Edinburgh By ALLAN McKAY    January 2017. Not far away. Just when the good folk of Edinburgh were planning to tidy up after the revels of Hogmanay, comes news of another invasion. Not the Jacobites, this time, with their claymores and uisge-beatha, but an army of young Squash players from around [...]

December 6, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Ritwik Bhattacharya pushes back the boundaries with cricket club success

Ritwik Bhattacharya pushes back the boundaries with cricket club success

Former star is on the ball, growing the game in India By ALAN THATCHER Squash in India is being given a massive injection of energy thanks to the efforts of former professional Ritwik Bhattacharya. The staging of the $50,000 Men’s CCI International at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai was the most ambitious project [...]

December 2, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Building a new kind of squash and racketball club

Building a new kind of squash and racketball club

Join the fight to save the healthiest of all sports By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor It was wonderful to see Britain’s national newspapers present the health benefits of playing squash and racketball in their coverage of a recent survey published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Regularly playing squash and racketball could help [...]

December 2, 2016 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game, News 2

Channel VAS Championship to donate ticket sales to charity

Channel VAS Championship to donate ticket sales to charity

Top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy so keen to win at Weybridge By SEAN REUTHE    The title sponsor of the upcoming Channel VAS Championship at St George’s Hill has announced that they will be donating 100 per cent of all ticket sales from the PSA M100 tournament to children’s charity CLIC Sargent, who offer cancer support [...]

November 30, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Tribute to the busiest man in squash By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor When you are invited to a special function to name a court in honour of someone who has devoted years of their life to squash, it’s usually because that person has moved upstairs to the great glass show court in the sky. [...]

November 28, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, Hero of the month, News 3

James Willstrop aims to finish the year on a high

James Willstrop aims to finish the year on a high

James aims for St George’s thrill By SEAN REUTHE   Former World No.1 James Willstrop is looking forward to appearing on home soil during December’s Channel VAS Championship at St George’s Hill Open, the PSA M100 tournament that takes place between December 8-12 at the St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club in Weybridge. The Yorkshireman, [...]

November 21, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0